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Evans Pleads Guilty: Porn Charge

In June, a Chantilly man pleaded guilty to videotaping a 17-year-old boy wearing nothing but bondage gear. Last week in Fairfax County Circuit Court, an Annandale man who appeared in that video — and at whose home it was filmed — pleaded guilty to one count of manufacturing child pornography.

POLICE ARRESTED both men Jan. 28. The Chantilly man, George Paul Bishop, 46, of 4156 Pleasant Meadow Court, will be sentenced in August. The Annandale man, Richard Wendall Evans, 66, of 4327 Ravensworth Road, No. 323, is set for sentencing in September.

Police Det. Peter Charles, of the Child Services Section, detailed the criminal cases against them in Jan. 7 and Jan. 19 affidavits for warrants to seek evidence in their homes. In the first document, Charles stated that illicit deeds had occurred at Bishop's Rockland Village home between July and October 2004.

He said he'd obtained his information, Dec. 20, from a now 17-year-old boy — who Charles called "Victim One" — who'd often visited Bishop's home. "Victim One attends a high school in Fairfax County," wrote the detective. "After school, [he] and other students go to [Bishop's address] to drink alcohol and ingest illegal narcotics."

The teen called Bishop "Paul" and told the detective that Paul had "videotaped and photographed the juveniles in his residence." And in the Jan. 19 affidavit, Charles noted that items seized by police, Jan. 7, at Bishop's home included videotapes.

"ON THESE videotapes are images of naked individuals — one of which appeared to be underage," wrote the detective. "The acts depicted on these videotapes by this juvenile include posing naked and being fondled and dressed in bondage apparel by two adult males."

He stated it was a VHS tape and was "clearly labeled 'Paul's'. One of these individuals in the tape is identified as Bishop." Charles wrote that the other adult on that tape was Evans.

He also noted that, on Jan. 18, the teen-ager depicted on the tape was positively identified as Victim One — who, say police, was 16 when he was filmed. During an interview with himself and other detectives, wrote Charles, "Victim One admitted to being naked in the pictures and in the video. [He] remembers Bishop filming him naked as he was being dressed in bondage apparel."

According to the affidavit, an older white male who was approximately 60 years old, bald and had a long white beard was on the video. "Victim One identified [him] as 'Rick from Annandale,'" wrote Charles. "Furthermore, [he] stated that the scene was videotaped at 'Rick's apartment.' Victim One stated that the video camera and bondage apparel were at Rick's when he arrived there with Bishop. [He] estimated the date of this recording to be in fall 2004."

Charles noted, as well, that Evans' driver's license photo "matches the other male in the seized videotape." Therefore, he concluded, "It is evident that both Bishop and Evans were complicit in manufacturing an illicit video depicting a juvenile in a sexual manner."

ON MAY 23, the grand jury indicted Bishop on one count of possession of child pornography and two counts of manufacturing child pornography. Evans was indicted on one count of manufacturing child pornography.

Bishop pleaded guilty, June 27, in Circuit Court and is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 19. Last Wednesday, July 6, Evans pleaded guilty to his crime before Judge Arthur Vierreg Jr. Before accepting his plea, Vierreg made sure Evans was entering that plea, freely and voluntarily, and because he was, indeed, guilty as charged. He then set Evans' sentencing for Sept. 16.